Monday, August 31, 2015


08/30/15   Ofc. Connolly (Day shift)

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG


Date __08/30/2015__ Shift _ __ Officer _ Connolly _______

                                                                                                                           
Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

0700 hours: shift change. Second Officer Miller
0720 hours: performed vehicle maintenance with FF Bragdon
0800 hours: met ferry. Cadet Riendeau on duty.
0930 hours: met ferry
0950 hours: patrolled island
1010 hours: s/a check to Battery Steele
1030 hours: met ferry
1100 hours: patrolled island
1130 hours: met ferry
1145 hours: report of glass in Welch St. Parking Lot. Picked up small pile (broken bottle).
1230 hours: met ferry, Officer Kwok second Officer
1300 hours: patrolled island
1340 hours: s/a to Jones Landing
1430 hours: shift change with Officer Richardson

Ofc. Richardson (Evening Shift)

1435 shift change with Officer Connolly
1440 disturbance at Jones Landing, civil issue
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club

as its now getting dark earlier.. please wear light colored clothes when walking at night..
a headlamp or flashlight is also very helpful to alert drivers to your presence

08/29/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
Officer Taylor on duty
patrolled island with PFD
0800 met ferry
0915 met ferry
parking complaint, ticket issued
1015 met ferry
1115 met ferry
parking complaint, ticket issued
1215 met ferry
green and black backpack turned into police, owner notified
1310 met ferry
1415 met ferry
Officer Knight on duty
found another air dropped flare on Seashore Ave
1515 met ferry
driver summonsed for allowing a 10 y/o to ride on vehicles roof
1630 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1735 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
parking complaint, 1 ticket issued
2230 met ferry
Officer Poission on duty
2330 met ferry

 

a second air dropped flare was discovered on back shore, please keep your eyes open in case others wash ashore
08/28/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­_08/28/2015__        Shift _ __            Officer _  Connolly               _______        

                                                                                                                           

 

 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 hours: shift change
0720 hours: assisted water district with inspection
0800 hours: met ferry
0815 hours: patrolled island
0930 hours: met ferry
0950 hours: patrolled island
1030 hours: met ferry
1215 hours: assisted Ordinance Team with removal of flare which was located previous day
1230 hours: met ferry
1330 hours: patrolled island
1430 hours: met ferry/ Officer Bomba second officer on duty
1525 hours: assisted citizen at station in regards to custody issue
1630 hours: met ferry
1655 hours: provided ride to individuals on back shore who had broken down
1750 hours: met ferry
1815 hours: patrolled island
1910 hours: identity theft, Island Ave.  Report taken.
2030 hours: met ferry
2045 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2150 hours: patrolled island
2245 hours: met ferry/ Officer Schertz second officer on duty
2300 hours: patrolled island

 

Even though golf carts don’t require seat belts, riding while holding babies and small children is a very bad and unsafe idea.

Friday, August 28, 2015

08/27/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0915 met ferry
complaint of a parked boat on the north end of peaks
1015 met ferry
1115 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1300 suspicious item found on back shore. turned out to be a fired off military air dropped flare, item recovered
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
checked TEIA
1630 met ferry
1745 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions Club
checked DPW
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
checked DPW

 

Two spent military flares have been found on the shoreline in the last few days
peaks/scarborough... if you find one please call the police.  Don't handle them.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

08/26/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

Date _­­___08/26/15_        Shift _ __   Officer _ Connolly            _______        

                                                                                                                          

 
Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with Lt. Wallace
0730 Secured Ladder Truck which was being shipped in-town
0800 met ferry
0820 patrolled island
0845 assisted Sgt. Cannafarina with locating island resident
0930 met ferry
1020 medical call Winding Way, party transported
1130 met ferry
1210 patrolled island
1430 met ferry
1445 patrolled island
1530 met ferry
1550 patrolled island
1645 met ferry
1945 attended 5th Maine presentation
2130 met ferry
2210 patrolled island
Monitored traffic and parking issues all day.

  

Safety Tip

 

Remember to lock cars and don’t leave valuable items in plain view.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

08/25/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0930 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - assisted FD with stripping the Ladder of its equipment.  Ladder 12 going off island tomorrow morning at 0830 for service.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1920 - checked DPW property.
2030 - met ferry.
2035 - heard what sounded like fireworks in area of Island and Greenwood.  Left ferry area and responded.  Drove around for a while and unable to locate anything. 
2130 - met ferry.

***Remember that all vehicles on the road must have insurance.

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

08/24/15   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

Date _­­___08/24/15_        Shift _1 __            Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           
 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 
0700 Reported for duty with Lt. FF Bragdon
Assisted in the station truck bay clean up
0730 House chores and vehicle inspections
0730 Monitored traffic and parking issues all day. Nothing of note
0915 SA given to City Point Recent Theft of blue pop-up-tents.
0930 Stopped by the water treatment project on city point to check safety precautions
1500 911 hang up call in the area of Church St. unfounded
1900 Report of a lost dog in the area of Evergreen
2300 Report of loud party on New Island Ave.  Service Provide Party goers sent home.
Addressed several fire permit question
Patrolled and met Ferry throughout the shift as calls permitted

 

Safety Tip

Fires on the Island require a permit. Please stop in or call with any questions.

 

                                                                                   

Monday, August 24, 2015

08/23/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0930 - met ferry.
1030 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1130 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Sea shore Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - spoke with a resident about giving special attention to her home during a divorce with her husband.
1530 - met ferry.
1600 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - spoke with a resident who lost his dog.  Obtained description but was unable to locate it.

***Please keep in mind that you must stay with your vehicle when parked at the car ferry line.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


08/22/15   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 
Date _­­___08/19/15_        Shift _1 __            Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

 
Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with OT Officer and Lt. FF Bragdon
Assisted in the station truck bay clean up
0730 House chores and vehicle inspections
0730 Monitored traffic and parking issues all day.
0800 Police cadet arrived and was busy all day with parking and ferry issues
0915 SA given to City Point Recent Theft of blue pop-up-tents
1445 OT Officer reported for duty
1900 Report of a dog on dog bite service provided
2300 Report of people fighting in the Lower A Street area/Willow Street area, unfounded
Checked animal complaint on Lowes A St all day, No issues noticed
Patrolled and met Ferry throughout the shift as calls permitted

  

Safety Tip

Plan ahead for the Ferry Line.

 
08/21/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0915 met ferry
1015 met ferry
1115 met ferry
1215 met ferry
parking complaint Island Ave, 1 ticket issued
1415 met ferry
Officer Haley on duty
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
assisted half of an intoxicated elderly couple to their destination
checked TEIA
1800 met ferry
alarm sounding on Seashore Ave
(burglar alarm... wrong pass code)
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions club
2230 met ferry
officer rose on duty
2330 checked American Legion

 

Please park your vehicle facing with traffic

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

08/20/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

Date _­­_08/20/2015__        Shift _ __            Officer _  Connolly               _______        

                                                                                                                           

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 hours: shift change
0840 hours: patrolled island
0930 hours: met ferry
1010 hours: traffic stop Island Ave. Verbal warning.
1030 hours: met ferry
1045 hours: patrolled island
1130 hours: met ferry
1250 hours: patrolled island
1430 hours: met ferry
1450 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1545 hours: Broke down fire pit on beach off of Seashore Ave.  Made it smaller.
1645 hours: met ferry
1720 hours: Medical call Island Ave.  Party transported.
1740 hours: Assisted party with broken down car on Back Shore.  Provided battery jump to vehicle
1930 hours: met ferry
1950 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2100 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2150 hours: patrolled island
0010 hours: check the well being Adams St.  All was well.

 
Please make sure you use a bike light during the hours of darkness.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

08/19/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
Sterling St resident called to ask assistance getting a bat out of her home
0915 met ferry
1015 met ferry
1215 met ferry
mother and young son warned about operation of a golf cart
1415 met ferry
911 hang up call on Welch St
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
drinking in public warning on Welch St
2115 met ferry
checked TEIA
2230 met ferry
checked Lions Club
2330 checked American Legion

Please remove the keys from the ignition of your vehicles when you park
this will help your car remain where you park it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

08/18/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

Date _­­_08/17/2015__        Shift _ __            Officer _  Connolly               _______        

                                                                                                                           

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

2245 hours: shift change with Officer Richardson
2255 hours: Noise complaint on Meridian and Veterans.  Report of teenagers being loud.  Group was gone upon my arrival.
0800 hours: met ferry
0840 hours: patrolled island
1030 hours: traffic citation issued on Island Ave.
1045 hours: patrolled island
1130 hours: met ferry
1150 hours: patrolled island
1210 hours: traffic citation issued on Island Ave.
1300 hours: report of trucks speeding on Island Ave.  Gave special attention
1430 hours: met ferry
1430 hours: report of missing Black Lab
1530 hours: met ferry
1645 hours: met ferry
1820 hours: patrolled island
2010 hours: report of a white pit bull running around Elizabeth St. Unable to locate.
2020 hours: traffic citation issued on Island Ave.
1930 hours: met ferry
1950 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2245 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2245 hours: met ferry

Please remember to wear a helmet when biking or skateboarding.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

08/17/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Rose
0800 met ferry
0915 met ferry
radar detail Island Ave, no takers
1015 met ferry
1115 met ferry
radar detail Brackett Ave
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
report of two loose horses on Florida Ave,horses located rounded up by two 12 yo girls
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
noise complaint Pleasant Ave, not excessive
assist PFD with medical call
2115 met ferry
2230 shift change
 
Please make sure that the street number to your residence is clearly visible from the roadway.  This will assist in a rapid response for emergency services.

Monday, August 17, 2015


08/16/15   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­___08/16/15_        Shift _1 __            Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with OT Officer and Lt. FF Bragdon
0730 House chores and vehicle inspections
0730 Monitored traffic and parking issues all day.
0800 Police cadet arrived and was busy all day with parking and ferry issues
0915 Neighbor dispute on Pleasant Ave
1245 OT Officer reported for duty
1315 Medical walk in to station
1830 Medical call to New Island Ave transported to MMC
1915 Medical walk-up at fireboat landing
Checked animal complaint on Lowes A St all day, No issues noticed
Special attention to the landing all day for reggae minor issues, nothing to note
Patrolled and met Ferry throughout the shift as calls permitted

 

Safety Tip

Please don’t jump off the pier when the Ferry is docking.

danielr@portlandmaine.gov

 

 

                                                                                   

08/15/15   Ofc. Hawley (Day shift)

Ofc. Richardson (Afternoon shift)

1430 shift change with officer Hawley
Officer Haley on duty
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
Stopped an ”underage” driver on Seashore Ave. She was 20yo
1800 met ferry
1845 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
One golf cart operator told to have all passengers sit
2115 met ferry
5 people leaving a wedding were asked to dump out open containers of alcohol

 
08/14/15   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­___08/14/15_        Shift _1 __            Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                     


Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with Lt. FF Bragdon
0730 House chores and vehicle inspections
0730 Monitored traffic and parking issues all day.
0800 Police cadet arrived and was busy all day with parking and ferry issues
1200 Medical call to Picnic Point for a lacerated foot.
1530 OT Officer reported for duty
1630 Medical call to Pleasant Ave Biker fell off of bike
1930 Medical walk in to station
2030 Talked with an islander about an animal complaint
2100 Noise complaint at the Inn and Lions Club
2230 Met Ferry and picked up OT Officer
0530 Medical Alert alarm sounding for #### Vine Street Person and address unknown
Patrolled and met Ferry throughout the shift as calls permitted

  

Safety Tip

If you would like to see something in this Blog that is not currently in it, please email me and let me know.

danielr@portlandmaine.gov

 

 

Friday, August 14, 2015


08/13/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG


Date _­­08/13/15_____        Shift _ __            Officer _Connolly                 _______        

                                                                                                                           

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700-1530 hours: Officer Lauterbach on duty
1530 hours: assisted with medical call, party transported on fireboat
1725 hours: Individual burning without permit on back shore.  Due to strong winds, individual was asked to put fire out. 
1740 hours: Dog located on Centennial beach.  Dog was reunited with owner a few hours later.
1750 hours: complaint of bikes left on bike rack past 72 hours.
2230 hours: Assisted with medical call.  Individual transported. 
0920 hours: Conducted traffic detail on Island Ave.  Two summonses and one verbal warning for stop sign violation
1930 hours: Fire complaint on beach off of 100 block of Seashore Ave.  Individuals had small cooking fires and had all permits. 
2000 hours: Dog complaint on Luther Ave. 
Patrolled and met Ferry as calls permitted.   

Remember that bikes should not be left at the Welch Street lot for longer than 72 hours.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

08/12/2015  Robert Lauterbach  Day shift

0700 - arrived on island.
0710 - assisted a guest from the Inn at Peaks who went for a walk and was then locked out.  Her room key doesn't open the front door and no staff was around.  FD used the Knox box key.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - met ferry.
1040 - medcu 12 run to 15 New Island Ave.  Patient treated at scene and released.
1130 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1525 - medcu 12 run to 15 Sunset Lane.  Patient transported to fireboat with out issue. 
1645 - met ferry with ofc. Connolly.  Relieved of duty.

08/11/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
0915 met ferry
1015 met ferry
1115 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
Returned found property to its owner
1515 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
Checked DPW
2115 met ferry
Assist CBL with a vehicle parking problem in town
Checked TEIA
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
Checked Lions Club

Most household accidents can be prevented by stepping back and saying to yourself
"this really isn't a good idea"
08/10/15   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG


Date _­­_08/10/15____        Shift _ __            Officer _       Connolly______        

                                                                                                                           


Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 
0700 hours: shift change
0740 hours: patrolled island
0800 hours: met ferry
0820 hours: patrolled island
0930 hours: met ferry
1100 hours: conducted traffic detail on Island Ave. at Church St.  Purpose of detail was to monitor intersection/stop sign.  One traffic summons issued.
1130 hours: met ferry
1145 hours: patrolled island
1205 hours: party came to station to report lost bike. (bike found few hours later)
1430 hours: met ferry
1530 hours: met ferry
1535 hours: Driver’s License turned in.  Owner found.
1640 hours: Upper Veteran’s St report of a found dog.  Owner claimed her a short time later at the station.  Child did not close door completely.
1930 hours: met ferry
2000 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2045 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2150 hours: patrolled island
0010 hours: medical call Jewell Rd.

 
-When operating golf carts, please obey all traffic laws.  This includes, but is not limited to, stopping at stop signs and operating with lights in the hours of darkness.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

08/9/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0930 - met ferry.
1030 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1130 - met ferry.  Crowd started for reggae fest.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1430 - spoke with a couple about a landlord tenant situation that occurred on a Seashore Ave home.
1530 - met ferry.  Reggae fest busy.  Assisted security with an unwanted guest.  He was removed and did not return.
1645 -met ferry.  Ferry had to leave approx. 100 people.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry and gave checked school property.
2230 - patrolled island.  Quiet all around.

***make sure you check the batteries in your smoke/carbon dioxide alarms.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

08/08/15   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

Date _­­___08/08/15_        Shift _1 __            Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           


Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 
0700 Reported for duty with overtime Officer Taylor and Lt. FF Bragdon
0730 House chores and vehicle inspections
0730 Monitered traffic and parking issues all day. Minor issues resolved.
1230 Domestic call to Welch St.
1330 Domestic follow-up
1400 checked Brackett Ave path for two bikes. Unfounded.
1800 Assisted with a home lock-out on Tolman Heights
1930 Checked several locations for fire permits and safety concerns
1945 Medical call to New Island Ave Biker fell off of bike
2030 Large beach fire on seashore shut down for safety reasons.
2230 Return to the large beach fire that reignited.
2310 Located a unattended fire by CMP located several volunteers to assist putting it out.
2330 Noise complaint from the landing, unfounded
2350 Last boat filled with the last of the wedding parties
Patrolled and met Ferry as calls permitted

 

Safety Tip

Please place visible numbers on your home or mailbox. Reflective numbers would be better for first responders. Esthetics is not worth the risk in case of an emergency. Everyone must remember that hospital medical treatment is at the very best 45 minutes away, adding another 5 minutes to that could be the difference between life and death.